Monthly Archives: June 2016

Finishing Up

So now that my room is all painted up and my furniture is all in order you could say I’m finished. There are still lots I would like to accomplish, but I probably won’t post about them though! I would like to put more pictures or small paintings on my walls so they don’t look so bare. Also I’m not sure if you have noticed that section in my room that is raised, but I would like to put some pillows down and recover the foam that was there.

Now redoing my room was quite fun, but what was the purpose of it all, more importantly how do my actions glorify God? There are ten biblical through lines that Calvin Christian Schools uses to better our understanding of how are relationship with God should look like.

Biblical Through Lines: 

– Beauty Creating 

– Order Discovering 

– God-worshipping 

– Idolatry-Discerning 

– Justice Seekers 

– Image Reflectors 

– Servant Workers

-Earth Keeper 

– Commuinty Builders 

– Creation Enjoying 

The throughline I focused on my Beauty Creating: 

The Four Guidelines of Beauty Creating 

1. God is the number one creator and when we create things, we are showing that we were made in his image.

– Genesis 1:27 “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

2. We praise God by creating beauty.
– We glorify God by using the talents he gives us, we wants us to use the beautiful brain he has gave you.
– By creating different objects (repainting walls) you are praising God.

3. Using our creativity is fun and makes God smile.

God wants us to have fun and enjoys seeing us have fun (not always your definition of fun)
– Ecclesiastes 2:24 “There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God.”

– I had lots of fun with my family and friends redoing my room, hours and hours of painting were filled with playful and very sarcastic humour.

4. We are asked to be innovative

– Innovative (of a person) introducing new ideas; original and creative in thinking.

– Be creative! Be inspired by your own mind! Make beautiful creations that people might find odd, God did make Narwhales 


Shifty Purchases

So my mother went on Kijiji and found a bed frame for my new double mattress. But the thing was the person who posted the add lead us to believe that the frame fits both queen and double mattresses. It did not, but we had to figure that out by setting up the whole thing and realizing after that it didn’t fit. So my dad had the idea of trying out my sister Raychel’s bed frame because it was a bed frame that can be shifted into a queen or double mattress. So we had to take apart Raychel’s bed and take her frame and but it in my room and do the opposite for her. Kijiji has been great for us so far in this project but buyer beware.

So close but so far away..

imageWhen the second day came around (which was saturday) I just wanted the painting to be finished, my accomplices and I started at 2:00 in the afternoon and finished around 5:oo pm. Because Raychel helped my mom and I paint, the second coat took way less time than the first coat. But after the second coat was done there was some walls in my room where you could still see that baby blue shining through. So we needed to do a third coat in some areas. After three hours of straight painting I was very frustrated that there was more painting to be done. We noticed that the reason some walls might had needed an extra coat was because some people were more generous with the thickness of their first coat than others.

I did a lot of the cutting in my room and Raychel and my mom mostly did the main open wall areas, this was because I was a lot more careful and particular about how “perfect” I wanted the cutting to look. The other two had more of the “lets get this done now” attitude.

When we started the second coat it was 7:00, and around 7:35 Alena Reenders (mentioned in an earlier post) dropped by to pick something up and ended up staying for awhile to help paint. So with four sets of hands painting away we got finished all the coats in the whole room done at 8:40pm. I would just like to thank everyone who helped me paint, it would have take me days without you guys!




Tips for Success

  • Wear clothes that don’t matter to you, (not clothes that your grandma gave you that you hate) old or ripped ones will do, you don’t need to buy a new set of painting clothes. No matter how hard you try you will get paint/primer on them.
  • Put down old sheets/blankets all over the ground where you will be painting. These will prevent any drops of paint getting on your carpet.
  • If you didn’t take out your furniture make sure you cover them with plastic or cloths to protect them from paint.
  • You will be using a paint brush as well as a paint roller, have plastic bags laying around to put the paint brush/roller in so they don’t dry out and crust.
  • If this is your first time painting on your own watch various painting tutorials, you will learn a variety of techniques
  • Start in your closet so you can get the hang of some of these techniques and figure out what you like the best.
  • If you didn’t cut the walls (covering ceiling and framing with tape) make sure you have cloths and little buckets of water to clean mistakes.


As I mentioned earlier you will need a bucket of water and a cloth to clean up messes. I grazed the edge of my closet frame and if I wipe it up right away it comes off no problem. This is the technique I used for cutting because we didn’t tape the walls. You need to go really slow and be careful of the edges.

This is the first layer of paint, as you can see there is a lot of blue peering through. We started painting at 7:00pm to 11:40pm, it was a very long and tiring process. My mom and I started the first two hours and my sister Raychel came and helped us the last three.